Look out! Cat wearing giant plaid pants alert! My obsession with mixing colors expands to an obsession with mixing patterns and textures.
Posts Tagged “purple”
I’m big on embroidery right now, not only because it suits the chilly weather, but also because it has me resembling a home-ec teacher from the 70s, which of course I really dig.
Almost as if someone flipped a switch, Brooklyn woke up to fall! I decided to celebrate with a big splash of color.
Nothing-new insight #5: Confidence is the key. If you think you look good in something, you probably do. If you don’t think you look good, you’re also probably right.
In keeping with this week’s theme of red and pink, I’m unveiling a brand new dress, found this weekend at the Brooklyn Flea. I was so excited to purchase this dress because while in theory I knew the tulip sleeve must exist, it is exceedingly rare. (I myself have never even seen a tulip sleeve in person.) I could barely contain my giddiness on the bus home from the Flea, and Creighton, goodness love him, actually acted just as excited. I guess it’s not hard to see why he’s the one for me.
Today deserves a very special dress because today is the first time an event (outside of Beer Friday) is being hosted in our Studiomates space! Two of my studiomates, Mandy Brown and Jason Santa Maria, are organizing a Typekit Talk with Tim Brown, and we’re expecting 75 attendees! Why wouldn’t I want to look my best?
- pink satin ribbon barrette - borrowed from my friend Casson
- pink beads - $2 Manhattan’s 23rd Street Salvation Army
- red wrap dress - $30 Jelly Roll at Brooklyn Flea
- purple tights - $10 The Sock Man on St. Marks
- tan slouch cowboy boots - $48 Etsy (seller PureVintageClothing)
- TOTAL - $90
Who needs all those other silly colors when you’ve got pink and purple at hand? And adding smiley faces to the clouds? That’s nothing less than a touch of genius! This resplendent example of rainbowdom was created for me by the four-year-old Ella Joy as a thank you for helping her live her wish to be a Rainbow Princess for Halloween. As if seeing her excitement upon delivery of the costume wasn’t enough! Every time I look at this my heart becomes a puddle.
I also, totally unnecessarily, received a very generous Amazon thank you gift certificate, with which I almost immediately purchased this. Now I just need Kelli to come over and show me how to work it! Thank you, Ella (and Tina).
When I came across this flowery, faux tapestry vest in the thrift shop, I tried really hard to put it down but couldn’t. I’m pretty sure it’s because I owned its twin when I was in seventh grade (only I used to wear it with a ruffled peasant shirt). And when I saw these boots at the Alameda Swap Meet, I immediately adopted a new personal rule:
purple + suede = must have
This skirt was originally a children’s dress, and when I couldn’t get comfortable in the puffy sleeves, I decided it would work better if I cut the entire top off.
- chunky plastic necklace - borrowed from my mom
- vest - $2.00, Starkville Palmer Home Thrift
- felt hat - $1.40, Columbus Salvation Army Thrift
- striped skirt - $10.00, Jelly Roll at Brooklyn Flea
- suede boots - $10.00, Alameda Swap Meet
- TOTAL - $23.40